Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Hawaii Island Travel Planner 2016-2017
40 gohawaii.com/hawaii-island @hawaiibigisland THOSE WHO SAY "THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION" may be talking about a drive around the island of Hawai'i. This drive earned the island one of National Geographic's 50 Ultimate Road Trips in the World and Rand McNally's Best of the Road®, the only trip awarded in the state. Rent a car for flexibility and ease before you arrive to the island. Guided circle island tours are also available. 1. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Hawai'i's most popular attractions. 2. 'Akaka Falls State Park A self-guided walk features two amazing waterfalls, 'Akaka Falls (442 feet) and Kahuna Falls (100 feet). 3. Kaloko-Honōkohau National Historical Park Find out about life in early Hawai'i by learning about fishpond systems, viewing ki'i pōhaku (petroglyphs) and heiau (temples). 4. Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park This is where Captain James Cook first set foot on the island of Hawai'i in 1779, and died a year later. A monument stands here in his name. 5. Lapakahi State Historical Park Take a self-guided tour and explore traditional Hawaiian lifestyles. 6. Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park This 180-acre park was once royal grounds and a place of refuge for Hawaiian lawbreakers. 7. Pu'ukoholā Heiau National Historical Site This site features one of the largest heiau (temples) built in Hawai'i. 8. Hulihe'e Palace A favorite retreat of Hawaiian royalty, this palace features original koa furniture, Hawaiian artifacts and personal memorabilia of the royal family. Circling the Island play John Whittle Country road in Puna A drive around the island would not be complete without visiting the eight Heritage Sites of Hawai'i. These special, "must-see" places provide significant historical, cultural and environmental contributions to Hawai'i Island.
Maui, Molokai and Lanai Planner 2016-2017